The Rev. Canon Patricia Grace has most recently been the interim Rector at Good Shepherd in Raleigh. She was Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of East Tennessee from 2013 to 2018. Prior to that, she served as rector for St. Mark’s in Dalton, Georgia; as the Associate for Christian Education and Parish Life at St. Luke in Atlanta, and as a curate at St. James Church in Knoxville, TN. She has extensive experience as a search consultant, in providing vestry retreats and clergy/interim coaching. She received the John Hines Preaching Award in 2001; given by the Virginia Theological Seminary. Prior to being ordained a priest, Pat worked in senior executive positions with three United Ways and led several large non-profit organizations. She is a certified spiritual director. Pat holds a Master of Divinity (Virginia Theological Seminary); a Master of Public Health (University of Pittsburgh) and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology (Bucknell University). She is “all but thesis” in a Doctor of Ministry program (Bexley Seabury Seminary). She is a native of New Jersey, but has spent the last twenty-four years in the south, her adopted “home.” She loves all things Irish, traveling, tent camping, reading (especially detective stories and memoir) and is a movie buff.